Period
to 27 January 2022

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Finance over the 6 months to 27 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Financial
UK > England
6 months to
27 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 2 3 4
Rank change year-on-year +1 +1 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 14,121 6,338 10,770
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 20.22% 18.20% 16.57%
As % of the General category 37.14% 34.84% 33.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,100 4,695 7,451
10th Percentile £375 £324 £313
25th Percentile £463 £413 £408
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £553 £517 £500
Median % change year-on-year +6.96% +3.40% -
75th Percentile £675 £625 £625
90th Percentile £760 £701 £700
UK median daily rate £550 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 154 102 118
10th Percentile £11.11 £12.53 £11.85
25th Percentile £15.07 £15.07 £16.34
Median hourly rate £27.50 £24.00 £22.50
Median % change year-on-year +14.58% +6.67% -10.00%
75th Percentile £49.25 £38.85 £37.50
90th Percentile £50.48 £61.68 £52.65
UK median hourly rate £27.75 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +11.00% +11.11% -8.92%

Finance is in the General Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 38,019 18,194 32,439
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 54.43% 52.25% 49.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,427 12,452 21,333
10th Percentile £310 £275 £250
25th Percentile £425 £375 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% - -
75th Percentile £638 £588 £575
90th Percentile £738 £688 £675
UK median daily rate £525 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +10.53% +2.70% -2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,241 733 1,272
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.46 £12.00
25th Percentile £13.25 £15.00 £14.13
Median hourly rate £20.00 £23.47 £18.70
Median % change year-on-year -14.78% +25.51% +1.08%
75th Percentile £43.75 £43.75 £34.20
90th Percentile £57.00 £53.75 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £20.03 £23.50 £18.90
% change year-on-year -14.77% +24.34% +2.16%

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Finance as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Finance in England

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Finance in England.

Daily rate trend for Finance in England

Finance
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Finance in England over the 6 months to 27 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Finance in England

Finance
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Finance in England.

Hourly rate trend for Finance in England

Finance
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Finance in England over the 6 months to 27 January 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for Finance in England

Finance
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance within the England region over the 6 months to 27 January 2022. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Jobs
London +1 9,737 £600 +14.29% 2,082
South East +7 1,175 £500 +2.30% 410
North of England -1 925 £490 +13.95% 532
Midlands +1 714 £488 +14.17% 345
South West +2 549 £475 -9.52% 222
North West +3 480 £475 +11.76% 303
West Midlands +4 467 £495 +14.80% 216
Yorkshire -1 403 £500 +11.11% 175
East of England +7 248 £475 +5.56% 186
East Midlands -3 233 £475 +15.15% 126
North East +13 48 £450 +2.86% 54
Finance
UK

For the 6 months to 27 January 2022, IT contractor jobs citing Finance also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Finance.

1 4,521 (32.02%) Agile Software Development
2 3,776 (26.74%) Social Skills
3 2,487 (17.61%) Banking
4 2,291 (16.22%) Azure
5 2,031 (14.38%) SQL
6 1,810 (12.82%) Stakeholder Management
7 1,752 (12.41%) Microsoft
8 1,716 (12.15%) DevOps
9 1,645 (11.65%) Python
10 1,640 (11.61%) AWS
11 1,639 (11.61%) Project Management
12 1,576 (11.16%) Java
13 1,420 (10.06%) CI/CD
14 1,335 (9.45%) Analytics
15 1,283 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
16 1,258 (8.91%) Business Intelligence
17 1,249 (8.84%) Problem-Solving
18 1,242 (8.80%) JavaScript
19 1,177 (8.34%) Migration
20 1,165 (8.25%) SAP
21 1,156 (8.19%) Change Management
22 1,109 (7.85%) Scrum
23 1,033 (7.32%) Oracle
24 1,002 (7.10%) Public Sector
25 989 (7.00%) Software Engineering
26 955 (6.76%) Front Office
27 947 (6.71%) C#
27 947 (6.71%) Project Delivery
28 894 (6.33%) Programme Management
29 886 (6.27%) Marketing

Finance
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 364 (2.58%) Confluence
2 333 (2.36%) SharePoint
3 205 (1.45%) Apache Spark
4 111 (0.79%) IIS
5 106 (0.75%) Apache
6 91 (0.64%) Elasticsearch
7 59 (0.42%) SAS
8 53 (0.38%) CMS
9 45 (0.32%) nginx
10 41 (0.29%) Apache Airflow
11 36 (0.25%) MS Exchange
12 35 (0.25%) WebSphere
13 32 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
13 32 (0.23%) Tomcat
14 29 (0.21%) JBoss
15 27 (0.19%) Jupyter
16 24 (0.17%) OpenStack
17 23 (0.16%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 23 (0.16%) Gunicorn
18 20 (0.14%) Appian
Applications
1 693 (4.91%) Microsoft Excel
2 374 (2.65%) Microsoft Office
3 279 (1.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 262 (1.86%) Microsoft Project
5 177 (1.25%) MS Visio
6 73 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
7 55 (0.39%) Sketch
8 35 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 32 (0.23%) Chatbot
10 28 (0.20%) Adobe XD
11 21 (0.15%) InVision
12 20 (0.14%) Zeplin
13 18 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
14 14 (0.099%) Photoshop
15 13 (0.092%) Oracle Smart View
16 10 (0.071%) Open Workbench
17 5 (0.035%) AutoCAD
18 4 (0.028%) Revit
18 4 (0.028%) SPSS
19 3 (0.021%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 175 (1.24%) SAP S/4HANA
2 86 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
3 68 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
4 60 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
5 57 (0.40%) Oracle Payables
6 56 (0.40%) Oracle Receivables
7 53 (0.38%) SAP FI
8 48 (0.34%) Oracle ERP
8 48 (0.34%) Oracle Financials
9 45 (0.32%) Oracle General Ledger
10 43 (0.30%) NetSuite
11 42 (0.30%) SAP CO
11 42 (0.30%) SAP ERP
12 41 (0.29%) SAP FI/CO
13 36 (0.25%) Sentinel
14 35 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
15 33 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
16 31 (0.22%) Oracle Cash Management
17 29 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
18 28 (0.20%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 2,291 (16.22%) Azure
2 1,640 (11.61%) AWS
3 709 (5.02%) GCP
4 552 (3.91%) Power Platform
5 493 (3.49%) Microsoft 365
6 464 (3.29%) Serverless
7 374 (2.65%) SaaS
8 297 (2.10%) PaaS
9 282 (2.00%) Dynamics 365
10 274 (1.94%) GitHub
11 257 (1.82%) AWS Lambda
12 243 (1.72%) Amazon S3
13 234 (1.66%) IaaS
14 184 (1.30%) Azure Active Directory
15 147 (1.04%) AWS CloudFormation
16 146 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
17 139 (0.98%) OpenShift
18 134 (0.95%) Amazon SQS
19 127 (0.90%) AWS Step Functions
20 106 (0.75%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 304 (2.15%) Firewall
2 168 (1.19%) DNS
3 136 (0.96%) Network Security
4 123 (0.87%) Internet
5 112 (0.79%) WAN
6 110 (0.78%) TCP/IP
7 109 (0.77%) LAN
8 93 (0.66%) DHCP
9 87 (0.62%) VPN
10 65 (0.46%) HTTP
11 63 (0.45%) SAN
12 62 (0.44%) Kerberos
13 60 (0.42%) BGP
14 51 (0.36%) Wireless
15 46 (0.33%) Multicast
16 38 (0.27%) RTMP
17 37 (0.26%) Intranet
17 37 (0.26%) Skype
18 36 (0.25%) SD-WAN
18 36 (0.25%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 857 (6.07%) SQL Server
2 483 (3.42%) Power BI
3 467 (3.31%) Data Warehouse
4 362 (2.56%) Big Data
5 341 (2.41%) Relational Database
6 280 (1.98%) NoSQL
7 230 (1.63%) Tableau
8 226 (1.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 209 (1.48%) Data Lake
10 185 (1.31%) Hadoop
11 182 (1.29%) Metadata
12 180 (1.27%) MongoDB
13 179 (1.27%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 177 (1.25%) PostgreSQL
15 171 (1.21%) Oracle Database
16 154 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 144 (1.02%) Amazon RDS
18 139 (0.98%) MySQL
19 114 (0.81%) RDBMS
20 102 (0.72%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 786 (5.57%) JIRA
2 619 (4.38%) Git (software)
3 586 (4.15%) Jenkins
4 214 (1.52%) Maven
5 186 (1.32%) TeamCity
6 181 (1.28%) GitLab
7 175 (1.24%) Selenium
8 148 (1.05%) Cucumber
9 106 (0.75%) Sonatype Nexus
10 99 (0.70%) Visual Studio
11 97 (0.69%) Bitbucket
12 96 (0.68%) Gradle
13 79 (0.56%) Artifactory
14 78 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
15 75 (0.53%) Cypress.io
16 74 (0.52%) Postman
16 74 (0.52%) SonarQube
17 72 (0.51%) JUnit
18 58 (0.41%) Subversion
19 56 (0.40%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 3,776 (26.74%) Social Skills
2 2,487 (17.61%) Banking
3 1,283 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
4 1,002 (7.10%) Public Sector
5 955 (6.76%) Front Office
6 886 (6.27%) Marketing
7 790 (5.59%) Telecoms
8 747 (5.29%) Presentation Skills
9 715 (5.06%) Manufacturing
10 632 (4.48%) Investment Banking
11 590 (4.18%) Electronics
12 579 (4.10%) Legal
13 512 (3.63%) Retail
14 489 (3.46%) Financial Institution
15 385 (2.73%) Influencing Skills
16 258 (1.83%) Organisational Skills
17 201 (1.42%) Back Office
18 156 (1.10%) Law
19 149 (1.06%) Documentation Skills
20 133 (0.94%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 2,920 (20.68%) Developer
2 2,347 (16.62%) Analyst
3 1,541 (10.91%) Project Manager
4 1,321 (9.35%) Architect
5 1,130 (8.00%) Business Analyst
6 720 (5.10%) Consultant
7 682 (4.83%) Java Developer
8 513 (3.63%) Solutions Architect
9 460 (3.26%) Senior Developer
10 451 (3.19%) Python Developer
11 419 (2.97%) Software Engineer
12 387 (2.74%) IT Manager
13 338 (2.39%) Financial Analyst
14 319 (2.26%) Programme Manager
15 318 (2.25%) React Developer
16 316 (2.24%) AWS Engineer
17 306 (2.17%) Data Analyst
18 298 (2.11%) C# Developer
19 293 (2.07%) Senior Manager
20 292 (2.07%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 850 (6.02%) React
2 790 (5.59%) .NET
3 517 (3.66%) HTML
4 487 (3.45%) AngularJS
5 451 (3.19%) Node.js
6 432 (3.06%) CSS
7 366 (2.59%) Spring
8 354 (2.51%) REST
9 347 (2.46%) Kafka
10 249 (1.76%) Spring Boot
11 247 (1.75%) RESTful
12 238 (1.69%) Web Services
13 224 (1.59%) JSON
14 203 (1.44%) Middleware
15 190 (1.35%) XML
16 167 (1.18%) ASP.NET
17 166 (1.18%) .NET Core
18 159 (1.13%) HTML5
19 155 (1.10%) .NET Framework
20 150 (1.06%) Material-UI
Miscellaneous
1 540 (3.82%) User Experience
2 506 (3.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 490 (3.47%) Hedge funds
4 471 (3.34%) Derivative
5 424 (3.00%) Equities
6 397 (2.81%) Management Information System
7 364 (2.58%) Fixed Income
8 303 (2.15%) Data Centre
9 271 (1.92%) Data Protection Act
10 256 (1.81%) Greenfield Project
11 245 (1.74%) Self-Motivation
12 227 (1.61%) Public Cloud
13 224 (1.59%) Data Structures
14 181 (1.28%) Virtual Team
15 180 (1.27%) Algorithms
16 174 (1.23%) Legacy Systems
17 173 (1.23%) Cloud Native
18 161 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
19 153 (1.08%) NHS
20 145 (1.03%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 874 (6.19%) Windows
2 741 (5.25%) Linux
3 385 (2.73%) Unix
4 194 (1.37%) Windows Server
5 187 (1.32%) Windows 10
6 126 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 93 (0.66%) Apple iOS
8 73 (0.52%) Android
9 57 (0.40%) Windows 7
10 46 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
10 46 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
11 39 (0.28%) Solaris
12 34 (0.24%) Windows Server 2016
13 25 (0.18%) Windows Server 2019
14 24 (0.17%) Mac OS
15 19 (0.13%) Mac OS X
16 18 (0.13%) Ubuntu
17 16 (0.11%) AIX
18 12 (0.085%) Oracle Linux
19 11 (0.078%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,521 (32.02%) Agile Software Development
2 1,810 (12.82%) Stakeholder Management
3 1,716 (12.15%) DevOps
4 1,639 (11.61%) Project Management
5 1,420 (10.06%) CI/CD
6 1,335 (9.45%) Analytics
7 1,258 (8.91%) Business Intelligence
8 1,249 (8.84%) Problem-Solving
9 1,177 (8.34%) Migration
10 1,156 (8.19%) Change Management
11 1,109 (7.85%) Scrum
12 989 (7.00%) Software Engineering
13 947 (6.71%) Project Delivery
14 894 (6.33%) Programme Management
15 804 (5.69%) Asset Management
16 785 (5.56%) Microservices
17 711 (5.04%) Risk Management
18 704 (4.99%) SDLC
19 630 (4.46%) Continuous Improvement
20 627 (4.44%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 2,031 (14.38%) SQL
2 1,645 (11.65%) Python
3 1,576 (11.16%) Java
4 1,242 (8.80%) JavaScript
5 947 (6.71%) C#
6 633 (4.48%) TypeScript
7 343 (2.43%) C++
8 330 (2.34%) PowerShell
9 260 (1.84%) T-SQL
10 215 (1.52%) Scala
11 208 (1.47%) C
12 197 (1.40%) Java 8
13 182 (1.29%) Bash
14 167 (1.18%) VBA
15 159 (1.13%) PL/SQL
16 148 (1.05%) Kotlin
17 113 (0.80%) Shell Script
18 105 (0.74%) R
19 86 (0.61%) Perl
20 84 (0.59%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 820 (5.81%) Degree
2 559 (3.96%) Security Cleared
3 408 (2.89%) SC Cleared
4 195 (1.38%) PMP
5 192 (1.36%) PMI Certification
6 178 (1.26%) Computer Science Degree
7 138 (0.98%) CISSP
8 89 (0.63%) CISM
9 83 (0.59%) Master's Degree
10 81 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 76 (0.54%) CIMA
12 75 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
13 72 (0.51%) ACCA
14 67 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
15 65 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 64 (0.45%) DV Cleared
17 63 (0.45%) APMP
18 58 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
19 57 (0.40%) CISA
20 55 (0.39%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 583 (4.13%) PMO
2 484 (3.43%) QA
3 399 (2.83%) GDPR
4 319 (2.26%) Data Quality
5 184 (1.30%) SLA
6 150 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 122 (0.86%) IFRS
8 111 (0.79%) Accessibility
9 96 (0.68%) NIST
10 82 (0.58%) COBIT
11 72 (0.51%) MiFID
12 56 (0.40%) PCI DSS
13 54 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 52 (0.37%) GRC
15 51 (0.36%) GAAP
16 34 (0.24%) EMIR
17 31 (0.22%) ISO 20022
18 22 (0.16%) NCSC
19 21 (0.15%) IFRS 9
20 19 (0.13%) FINREP
System Software
1 793 (5.62%) Docker
2 509 (3.60%) Active Directory
3 187 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 59 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
5 49 (0.35%) Hyper-V
6 42 (0.30%) vSphere
7 41 (0.29%) Virtual Desktop
8 39 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
9 36 (0.25%) NFS
10 24 (0.17%) HDFS
10 24 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
11 20 (0.14%) XenDesktop
12 18 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
13 16 (0.11%) XenApp
14 15 (0.11%) Firmware
15 13 (0.092%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
15 13 (0.092%) VMware NSX
16 11 (0.078%) Microsoft App-V
17 9 (0.064%) Citrix Hypervisor
18 8 (0.057%) KVM
Systems Management
1 850 (6.02%) Kubernetes
2 793 (5.62%) Terraform
3 414 (2.93%) Ansible
4 114 (0.81%) SCCM
5 104 (0.74%) Prometheus
6 101 (0.72%) Grafana
7 97 (0.69%) Microsoft Intune
8 90 (0.64%) Puppet
9 65 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
10 49 (0.35%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 43 (0.30%) logstash
12 41 (0.29%) Kibana
13 35 (0.25%) ITRS Geneos
13 35 (0.25%) Single Sign-On
14 28 (0.20%) BladeLogic
15 27 (0.19%) Istio
16 26 (0.18%) SCOM
17 25 (0.18%) NetBackup
18 24 (0.17%) Netcool
18 24 (0.17%) Packer
Vendors
1 1,752 (12.41%) Microsoft
2 1,165 (8.25%) SAP
3 1,033 (7.32%) Oracle
4 327 (2.32%) Google
5 291 (2.06%) VMware
6 217 (1.54%) ServiceNow
7 194 (1.37%) Cisco
8 189 (1.34%) Salesforce.com
9 158 (1.12%) Citrix
9 158 (1.12%) IBM
10 139 (0.98%) Splunk
11 133 (0.94%) Databricks
12 126 (0.89%) Adobe
13 124 (0.88%) Informatica
14 106 (0.75%) Red Hat
15 80 (0.57%) Workday
16 77 (0.55%) HP
17 70 (0.50%) Cloudera
18 69 (0.49%) MuleSoft
19 67 (0.47%) Sybase